## Hilbert matrix

Hi all.

From Hoffman and Kunze's book Linear Algebra, page 27, exercise 12:

http://physicsforums.com/attachment....1&d=1330812572

What's the most elementary way to solve this?

Any hint is appreciated.
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## Hilbert matrix

Thanks for the replies.

I've searched by Google (actually the book doesn't mention the name of the matrix), and all I found is some stronger results (like in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert_matrix) with not enough elementary proofs. I don't need to prove what the inverse matrix is, just need to prove it is invertible, and the inverse has integer entries.

Here is the example 16:
http://physicsforums.com/attachment....1&d=1330851101
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